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See also Christmas FDCs and Commemorative Covers (Part 1)

Notes

Covers on this list are commemorative covers and first day covers for the christmas topical or associated with the Christmas topic. The cover is described fully giving the cancel, stamp (if appropriate), cachet and condition of the envelope.

All covers are the #6 size (approximately 6 1/2" x 3 3/4"), other sizes are so noted.

Some of the covers listed here are local post covers, these are covers that have a cachet which consists of a local post "stamp" (label) that has been affixed to the left side of the envelope and cancelled with a "local post cancel" (which is a private cancel used by the local post).

Some of the covers listed here are local post covers and these have a printed cachet designed and "imprinted" on the envelope by the local post.

In the text below, the wording: "traditional stamp" refers to the religious Christmas designed stamp issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS), and the "contemporary stamp" wording refers to other Christmas design(s) that are not religious, such as Christmas trees, plants, wreaths, Santa etc, that are on stamp(s) issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Scott catalog numbers are given in parenthesis.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
XMAS20035$3.5012/24/1936 
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has 3 cent USPS President Washington stamp and a Washingtons Birthplace Virginia 4 bar hand cancel. A light purple rubber stamp cachet (probably faded) shows an angel over the manger and appropriate bible text. Pen addressed.

XMAS20040$2.0012/25/1955 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has 3 cent commemorative stamp and a San Francisco CA machine cancel. With a black rubber stamp cachet showing a tall tree and text reading "Redwood Empire Christmas Tree/World's Tallest/Height 364 Ft.". Pencil address. Cover is a little soiled with frayed edges and has a newspaper clipping inside about this tree.

XMAS20045$2.5012/25/1962 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a block of 4 of 1962 Christmas wreath stamps (#1205) and a "Pray for Peace" Santa Claus Indiana machine cancel. With an Artcraft "First Day of Issue" printed cachet in two colors for Christmas 1962. Erased address.

XMAS20050$2.5012/25/1963 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has single 1963 (#1240) and 1962 (#1205) Christmas stamps and a Christmas Florida 4 bar hand cancel. With an Artcraft "First Day of Issue" printed cachet in two colors for Christmas 1963, and a green rubber stamp Chrismas cachet from Christmas Florida right next to the hand cancel. Pencil address.

XMAS20055$2.5012/25/1963 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has single 1963 (#1240) and 1962 (#1205) Christmas stamps and a Christmas Florida 4 bar hand cancel. With an Artcraft "First Day of Issue" printed cachet in two colors for Christmas 1963. Pencil address.

XMAS20060$2.5012/25/1964 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a setenant block of 4 of the 1964 Christmas stamps (#1254-56) and singles of 1963 (#1240) and 1962 (#1205) Christmas stamps and a Santa Claus Indiana hand cancel. With an Artcraft "First Day of Issue" printed cachet in two colors for Christmas 1964. Pencil address.

XMAS20065$2.5012/25/1964 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a setenant block of 4 of the 1964 Christmas stamps (#1254-56) and singles of 1963 (#1240) and 1962 (#1205) Christmas stamps and a Christmas Florida 4 bar hand cancel. With an Artcraft "First Day of Issue" printed cachet in two colors for Christmas 1964. Pencil address.

XMAS20070$2.5012/25/1967 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a 5 cent traditional 1967 Christmas stamp (#1336) and a Bethlehem New Hampshire machine cancel. With a Fleetwood printed cachet in two colors for the sixth U.S. stamp honoring the Christmas Season and a green rubber stamp cachet from Bethlehem New Hampshire showing an outdoor scene. Typed address.

XMAS20075$2.5012/25/1967 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a 5 cent traditional 1967 Christmas stamp (#1336) and a Christmas Florida 4 bar hand cancel. With a Fleetwood printed cachet in two colors for the sixth U.S. stamp honoring the Christmas Season. Typed address.

XMAS20080$2.5012/25/1967 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a 5 cent traditional 1967 Christmas stamp (#1336) and a Noel Missouri 4 bar hand cancel. With a Fleetwood printed cachet in two colors for the sixth U.S. stamp honoring the Christmas Season. Typed address.

XMAS20085$2.5012/26/1972 
CHRISTMAS DAY PLUS ONE COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has an 8 cent traditional 1972 Christmas stamp (#1741) and a Silver Lake Oregon, Christmas Valley Rur. Sta. 4 bar hand cancel. With an Artmaster "First Day of Issue" printed cachet for Christmas 1972. Label address.

XMAS20090$2.0012/08/1975 
CHRISTMAS CANCEL COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has an 8 cent traditional 1975 Christmas stamp (#1759) and a pictorial wreath hand cancel from Yakima Washington that reads"Christmas Festival Week/6-14 Dec. 1975". No cachet on this cover. Label address.

XMAS20095$2.5012/25/1975 
CHRISTMAS DAY COVER, cover has an 8 cent traditional 1975 Christmas stamp (#1759) and a U.S.S. Constitution (ship) 4 bar hand cancel. With a 3 color pictorial gold foil label cachet for the Navy's 200th birthday plus a green "Christmas 1975" word rubber stamp cachet.

XMAS20096$2.5012/11/1976 
CHRISTMAS 1976 LOCAL POST COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has an 13 cent contemporary 1976 Christmas stamp (#1702) and Pasadena California machine cancel. With blue on white imperf. local post stamp from the OKLP (Oak Knoll Local Post) showing an angel titled "Christmas 1975" which is cancelled by a 12/11/1976 Oak Knoll Local Post blue hand cancel. Cover neatly slit open on the right edge. Pen addressed.

XMAS20100$4.5012/25/1976 
CHRISTMAS DAY 1976 LOCAL POST "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" COVER, cover has an 13 cent contemporary 1976 Christmas stamp (#1702) and a Santa Claus Indiana 4 bar hand cancel. With a multicolored imperf 10 cent local post stamp from the GDB (Grand Duchy of Barre) local post, showing Santa tooting a horn with two cats by his side, which is cancelled by a Grand Duchy of Barre hand cancel in red. This is a first day of issue on this local post stamp and cover is so marked. Cover has a greeting card inside of a Christmas mailbox with a small printed letter in it from the Grand Duchy of Barre Local Post. Cover size is 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches and has a #14 marking on the reverse side. Typed address. Also included is a mint local post stamp.

XMAS20105$2.0012/03/1977 
CHRISTMAS CANCEL COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a 13 cent contemporary 1977 Christmas stamp (#1729) showing President Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge and a pictorial hand cancel also showing the same design from Worthington Coin & Stamp Club, Worthington Ohio. With green Artcraft Christmas 1977 "first day of issue" printed cachet of President Washington praying at Valley Forge. (A nice combination of stamp, cancel and cachet!)

XMAS20110$3.5012/22/1977 
CHRISTMAS 1977 LOCAL POST COVER, cover has a 13 cent contemporary 1977 Christmas stamp (#1729) showing President Washington kneeling in prayer with a San Francisco machine cancel. With a multicolored imperf setenent pair of 10 cent local post stamps from theGrand Duchy of Barre Local Post, showing Santa waving on one stamp and a Christmas tree on the other stamp, both are cancelled by a Grand Duchy of Barre hand cancel in red. (This is probably a first day of issue on this local post stamp). Cover has a Miles Kimball greeting card inside of a Christmas wall mailbox with a small printed letter in it from the Grand Duch of Barre Local Post. Cover size is 6 x 4 1/2 inches. Cover has been slit open at the top edge Typed address.

XMAS20115$2.0011/07/1982 
CHRISTMAS CANCEL COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a pictorial hand cancel from Pittpex Exhibition Station, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania showing Christmas candles and text First Christmas Stamp.. Cover does not have Christmas stamps affixed. This is a light green handcrafted envelope with a printed cachet showing the non pictorial part of this special cancel.

XMAS20125$2.0011/15/1982 
CHRISTMAS CANCEL COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a non-pictorial hand cancel from the Southern Christmas Station, Charlotte North Carolina with text reading "Olde Towne Post office/Novermber 13 thru 21, 1982" which ties a vertical pair of 13 cent 1977 Christmas stamps (#1730) of a rural mailbox in the snow, to the cover. . This is a light blue handcrafted envelope with a printed cachet showing a crowd of people.

DB: stats: tusd(23,19,4,0)

See also Christmas FDCs and Commemorative Covers (Part 1)


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